What you’ll be doing...

At Verizon, you can work for a company that tackles the world’s toughest challenges. We’re creating solutions that help businesses optimize their operations, families connect from anywhere, and whole communities leave smaller, greener footprints. It takes vision. It takes focus. That’s why we’re bringing together the brightest minds and latest technologies – to push boundaries, drive real change, and create a brighter future for all. This is the kind of work we do. And you can be part of it.

What we are looking to achieve?

Verizon’s Supply Chain organisation is building a best-in-class, Global Strategic Sourcing Centre of Excellence based in Dublin.

We wish to attract the brightest and biggest-thinking minds in the international strategic sourcing industry, to create, build and run a team that sets the benchmark across the globe, whilst driving outstanding shareholder value for Verizon. As a Principal Sourcing Specialist, you will be part of a team that will control and manage one of the largest annual technology spends in the world.

Is this the challenge you are looking for?

What we need you to execute on:

  • Lead role in supporting Verizon's cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for large spend category areas.
  • ISP/DAS/SC/WiFi Construction & Engineering Sourcing background in the following areas a plus:
    • Knowledge / experience of wireless Telecommunications (DAS, Small Cell, WiFi systems).
    • Knowledge / experience of Telecommunications Engineering, Design and Architecture (Wireless).
    • Understanding of various construction techniques utilised in the installation of DAS/SC/WiFi systems.
    • Experience of Sourcing / cost structure/ Commercial Management of venue, MDU and small cell Telecommunications construction projects.
    • Strong familiarity with installation procedures, practices and standards.
  • Drive all aspects of the strategic sourcing process, including but not limited to, taking lead on contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions, conducting research and providing benchmark data on pricing and/or other key terms
  • Work with Business Partners and deliver sourcing support for installation projects.
    • Develop SOWs with clients to facilitate cost breakdown on projects.
    • Contract language interpretation / clarification/
    • Disputes over contract pricing and invoice payment issues.
  • Measure KPI performance with suppliers, manage supplier reviews and update scorecards regularly.
  • Stay current with industry trends for assigned category area, and becomes a Trusted Advisor to our Business Partners/
  • Actively participate and contribute to team meetings.
  • Take on additional projects as required.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Credentials from Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) or Irish Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management (IIPMM).
  • Experience in Strategic Sourcing, ideally in technology areas.
  • Ability to solve complex problems to ensure business and financial issues result in sound decisions.
  • Project Management experience in a complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
  • Experience as a telecommunications installer and / or engineer.
  • PMP or Prince 2 experience, desired.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience, desired.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word) – MS Access a plus.

Verizon is a global networking, cloud and cyber security company with offices in 72 countries. We serve 99% of the Fortune 500 and over 60% of the global public internet traffic flows through our IP backbone network. With more than $120 billion revenue we can and do invest in the best-in-class technology and top talent.

If you have the drive, energy and commitment to join over 170,000 like-minded people who are unlocking this positive potential of technology, we’ll support you every step of the way. Whether that’s through competitive compensation, award-winning training, or benefits so comprehensive we call them Total Rewards.

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When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.